If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in 2019, then you’ve got some moving to do in your near future. With moving can come a lot of unwanted stress and anxiety as all the things in your home seem to expand and multiply. However, this process doesn’t need to be a dreaded one. With the proper preparation and help, packing and moving will become far easier than you ever thought it could be. To help you out, here is a checklist from our friends over at A&C Brothers Moving and Storage by Amanda Schultz. Hopefully their knowledge and experience on the subject will allow you to breathe a little easier as you apply their tips in your next home move.
Moving Into A New Home Checklist:
Mentally keeping track of all the things you have to do when relocating can be tough. When transferring to a new place, forgetting anything can spell the difference between a smooth move and a stressful one. That’s why drawing up a checklist is one of the smartest things you can do when you’re about to move to a new home.
A good moving into a new home checklist should contain the following:
A list of moving companies
Write down the names of at least three moving companies, because it’s not wise to hire one on the spot, without any research or comparison with other movers.
A detailed budget
It’s easy to go overboard on packing materials, various fees, and other expenses when you have no budget to follow. So always have a budget prepared so you won’t spend more than is appropriate.
Your new home’s measurements
If you’ve already been to the house you’re moving into, make sure you take measurements of its interior. That way, you’d know which things of yours would fit right in, and which ones won’t.
A list of moving supplies to buy
The moving supplies you need may vary, so it’s best to take stock of your things and list down the moving supplies that you have to buy. Bubble wrap, for example, is a must if you have lots of fragile stuff. And while it’s alright to recycle old boxes, newer boxes are typically sturdier and therefore will protect your things better while in transit.
A list of essentials
You need toothbrushes, a clean change of clothes, things for a baby if you have one, and medications for your bag of essentials, which you must prepare if you don’t want to end up digging into various packed boxes once you need any of them.
These are just some of the various things that your checklist must contain before getting the services of a moving company. While moving can be stressful, having a checklist to follow should at least reduce the stress that comes with it.